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Cover to Cover: Passports with Purpose 2011

If you are reading this article, that’s wonderful! It means two things to me: 1) you were given the opportunity to learn such a skill, and 2) you have had some type of access to real hand-held books at certain points in life. Though I spend a great portion of my time reading, much of it is now from online sources. I sigh as I pass the collection of bound printed paper calling out for attention. Most display bookmarks somewhere within their depths. All are begging me to pick up them up where I’d left off. I sigh again as I tell them ‘hopefully tomorrow’…

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Cover to Cover: A Passports with Purpose Interview

As many of us know, the initial phase of the 2011 Passports with Purpose fundraiser has begun. This year’s goal is to raise $80,000 and build two libraries in Zambia. Recently, I had the privilege of conducting a Q&A session with Pam Mandel and the founders of Passports with Purpose. So, without further ado…

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Follow My Trail

Kelly Austria does have a day job (or two) but mountaineering fills her free time. What fills her soul – helping the children who live in those mountains by supplying aid to them. If there is a mountain to be trekked, there will be children along the journey in need of help. You’ll find Kelly [...]

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Dear Lonely Planet… Because there’s no perfect guidebook to life

To call Eric Feldman’s site a bit eccentric would be an understatement. He gave up a life as an attorney to travel and become an activist for human rights. But, it is his view of the world and writing style that make this blog what it is – exceptionally entertaining. His words: “Eric purposefully throws [...]

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The 5 Dollar Debate

Everyone knows that five dollars in your pocket in New York has a vastly differing real value compared to if you were in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The value of a dollar varies impressively throughout world economies, and has a powerful effect on entire continents.

The value of a currency is a powerful representation of the inequality and disparities in purchasing power across the world. It not only highlights the abstract notion of money itself through its huge variability in value but also underlines the struggle for developing countries with weak currencies to receive imports essential for development and growth.

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The Road of Life: Interviews with Lainie & Miro – Part Two

The Road of Life: Interviews with Lainie & Miro – Part One ended with a discussion about their favorite places (so far) and how they go about choosing their next destination.

Part Two delves into their expectations of each other, their commitment to activism, creative endeavors and snowballs – the white frozen rain kind. Again, there are Miro’s remaining “Bonus Questions”. He even comments to something about his Mother’s quirky remarks… Hope you enjoy the read!

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The Road of Life: Interviews with Lainie & Miro – Part One

Being on the ‘Road of Life’ does keep people in a somewhat constant state of flux. There is bad (or non-existent) internet, dead computers, travel time and a host of other issues. I must confess, it also took me a bit of time to compose questions that weren’t in the “So, whatcha up to?” style too. But, between the revolving “I’m sorry.” “No, I’m sorry” e-mails we finally came together on this interview. Actually, it will be posted in two parts as ‘bonus’ Q&As were offered up by Miro and worthy of inclusion. (They will be split into two parts also.)

So, without further ado, let’s see what Miro and Lainie have to say about their adventures in part one!!

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Passports with Purpose

I sit here in my little “home office” staring at 3 monitors most every day. As I do, I also think about the world around ME. The things that I would like to have repaired – my sagging porch, my leaky garage roof, my leaky laundry room roof and replacing a 13 year old Neon with 230,000 miles on it. But, when it comes to the “bigger picture”, all of that is trivial. Though my roofs may leak, I have one (well, more than one). Though my car is old, I have one. I live a life of luxury compared to so many others.That statement alone brings me back to reality.

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Brendan Harding’s Trivial World of Travel

Whether traveling for pleasure or for any of his other endeavors, especially the Asante Kenyan Charity, Brendan Harding has taken (in his words) “snapshots of life in different places” and written about them. He is a writer, graphic designer, activist, singer in a band and all around “good guy” Check him out!

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Etsi milw gia sena kai gia mena

…Which, in Greek, means “And so I speak of you and of me”. Roxanne Krystali does just that as a Conflict Management Professional who has been helping women worldwide. Using her camera and the written word, she chronicles her work, thoughts, encounters, locations and oh so much more.

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